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Green Chile Chicken Chili

The prep work for this chili is easy thanks to several pantry staples. It’s loaded with shredded chicken and beans. The spicy heat can be tamed a bit with cool sour cream. —Fred Lockwood, Plano, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (14 ounces each)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) salsa verde
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Optional toppings: Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips

Directions

  • Place the chicken, onions, peppers, jalapenos and chiles in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour salsa over top. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken with 2 forks, discarding skin and bones; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in the beans, sour cream and cilantro; heat through. Serve with toppings as desired.
    Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cilantro and toppings, cool chili. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Stir in sour cream and cilantro. Serve with toppings as desired.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 320 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein.

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